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JCO from Himachal slips to death near LoC in Poonch

Another soldier sustains injuries after slipping into a deep ravine while patrolling in a snow covered forward area along LoC

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Army lost his life and another sustained injuries on Thursday when the two slipped into a deep ravine while patrolling in a snow covered forward area along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district.

The deceased soldier belonged to the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh and has been identified as Lance Naik Sapan Mehra.

The injured soldier, Harpreet Singh, of Punjab, has been shifted to the military hospital for treatment.

Reports said a forward post  of 40 Rashtriya Rifles in the Sawjian block was hit by an avalanche, but police confirmed that the two soldiers had slipped over the snow.